"Even when faced with urgent human problems, we should not overlook the issue of justice to animals... This Global Guide reflects a growing worldwide sensitivity to animals and a developing sense that--as a matter of justice--they deserve our compassion and respect. It has my warm support." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from the book's foreword "This broadly appealing multidisciplinary work will interest scholars in the sciences and humanities as well as general readers committed to animal welfare issues. While it draws attention to many contemptible forms of animal abuse, it also offers glimmers of hope by highlighting the positive work of numerous animal advocates who work to protect our nonhuman cohabitants of planet Earth." - Marc R. Fellenz, author of The Moral Menagerie: Philosophy and Animal Rights "The Global Guide includes more than 180 articles surveying the extent of worldwide human exploitation of animals from a variety of perspectives, and also provides examples of attempts by individuals to challenge and change exploitative practices." - Philosophy Now "From scholars, activists, to lay persons and others interested in the world of animals, this compelling bible of knowledge will bring the reader into a world that most never thought was possible in relation to the problems facing animals. But whilst showing the reader the real world of animal abuse without all the horrid images, it draws an important connection to our daily lives and how we interconnect with animals. It more importantly gives the reader hope as times change, so too do the minds and hearts of many." - John Carmody, Campaigns Director, Animal Rights Action Network "[A]n interdisciplinary compendium of worldwide animal rights issues. With a foreword written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the book includes more than 180 introductory articles from a variety of perspectives. It offers solutions to educate people and raise the moral, political, and legal status of animals in society, a collaboration between the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the University of Illinois Press. I have found it to be an excellent and trusted resource." - The Vegan, 1st March 2014
About the Author
Andrew Linzey is a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford and director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He has written or edited more than twenty books, including Animal Theology, Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics, and Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics.